America is my body's homeland, but Korea is my Soul's homeland. Music is LIFE.
Hello, I am from Minnesota USA born in the year of the Dragon (although my personality is nothing like is described in the dragon description - except for the fact that I prefer to be alone lol) I am 28yrs old, my real name is Renee. I am an introvert - ISFP-T. I wish one of the actors I love would just come and find me and whisk me away - that way I wouldn't have to meet anyone lol (I do not like to meet strangers). I like to hide away in my cave (room) 95% of the time with no social interaction. And I'm only 100% comfortable around my immediate family. Solitude is my friend. Out of the different types of introverts, I would be amongst the "anxious" introverts.
If your interested in being friends, just keep one thing in mind, I enjoy pictures from dramas like most people but I hate spoiler pictures - especially in thrillers or dramas where there are unknown facts or things about it that were kept hidden from the viewers until later episodes - I don't appreciate seeing those types of photos on my feed. If you are someone who posts spoiler type pictures then please don't "friend" me. Once I get fed up with seeing those kinds of posts I will end up removing you from my friend list myself. Please be appreciative of other chingu's on this site. No matter how much you want to share those kinds of photos - they are just ones that shouldn't be shared - instead post your thoughts on said scenes in "spoiler tag" under your episode watch. That way only those who have seen that part of the show will see it. Thanks!
I first got introduced to Asian dramas by a friend I met during a short college term - I was always attracted to Asian men in general but I never knew there was a whole world of wonderful dramas to watch until she told me about them. < Thank You!!!
First drama I ever watched was a Japanese drama called Hana Yori Dango (I have watched season 1-2 and the final). then my friend led me to the Taiwanese drama Mars - and from then on I had my first Asian crush Vic Zhou <3
First Korean drama I watched was My Girl, then Full House, and then Tree of Heaven and A Love to Kill. - which started my Kdrama addiction.
I used to say I didn't like Movies, but I recently got into them a couple months ago now and have been on a movie marathon since - So I Enjoy Asian movies now *at least the ones I've watched* I watch most any genre except for 'Mature' and I try to avoid the movies that are more "documentary" type style b/c I don't like them.
K-pop idol Bias: Sandeul of B1A4
*side note - my mom absolutely ADORES Sandeul - when we watch Immortal Songs together and he is on screen she cannot pull herself away lol - so cute! She'd love for him to become her son-in-law hehehe - She's super biased towards him - Musically and everything - She's always saying how he has such a unique and gifted voice ^_^ You could say she's one of his biggest fans ^^ *as am I** We love you Sandeul!!!
My Favorite Song:
Fav. Style of Music: Ballads, Trot, Folk, Pop (old pop more than the new pop), R&B/Hip Hop, Soft Rock
Fav. K-pop Songs: Introduce Me to Your Nuna by: Nu'est, Beautiful Target by: B1A4, Growl by: EXO-K, Go Crazy by: 2PM, Monster by: Big Bang, Stalker by: Beat Win, Hello by B.I.G, Hip Song by Rain, OMGT - *I'm not huge into the Kpop scene though so I only listen to these songs and a few others occasionally - more so when I'm tired and need to stay awake* :P
Fav. Trot Songs: Unconditional by: B1A4, Ddaeng Beol by: Kang Jin, With You by: Nam Jin, Partner by: Nam Jin, Red Pepper by: Yoo Ji Na, Aunt by: Tae Jin Ah, Ommena (Oh My) by: Jang Yoon Jeong, What About my Age by: Hong Jin Young, Ulsanbawi by Kim Heechul and several more ;) I love Trot music ^^
Fav. Singers: Sung Si Kyung, Kim Bum Soo, Lee Seung Chul, Yim Jae Beum, Kim Min Jong, Lee Hyun Woo, Lee Sun Hee, Yoon Do Hyun, Soo & Jin, Shin Yu, Im Tae Kyung, Min Woohyuk, Cho Yong Pil, Lee Juck... Ballad Singers honestly are my 'Muse' you could say - I absolutely adore and love Ballad singers and songs <3 They give me all the right feels - been my love in the music world since my love for Korean music came into life ;)
Im Tae Kyung: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0ZZImmctFo
Favorite Instrument: Saxophone <3 Most romantic instrument out there - to me anyways <3
My first Daily drama: Smile Donghae - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YztsKTg21Vk
Favorite Dramas separated by Genre:
Melodrama: Snow Queen & Missing You
Romance: Can You Hear My Heart? & Save the Last Dance for Me, Twinkle Twinkle
Action: Two Weeks, Duel, Fugitive Plan B, & East of Eden
Period: Bridal Mask, & Inspiring Generation
Tragic: Tree of Heaven, A Love to Kill, & Silence (T-drama)
(Real)Historical: Jumong, Kingdom of the Winds & Kim Soo Ro, Jing Bi Rock, Six Flying Dragons, Hwajeong,
(Fictional)Historical: Moon That Embraces the Sun, Warrior Baek Dong Soo, Kings Daughter Soo Baek Hyang, & Iljimae
Fantasy: Circle, Gu Family Book, My Love from the Stars, & My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Detective: The Devil, Crime Squad, Ghost/Phantom, Scandal, Bad Guys, Signal, Pied Piper
Rom/Com: Sweet 18, That Fool, Full House, My Girl
Medical: Beautiful Mind, Good Doctor & Cain & Abel (C&A is both Medical & crime), It's Okay That's Love, Kill Me Heal Me
Family: Smile Dong-hae, Smile,You, Glorious Day, Ojakgyo Brothers, & My Daughter Seo Young, Reply 1988, Wonderful Mama, Happy Together
Daily Dramas: I'll Give You the Stars and the Moon, The Road Home, High as Sky Wide as Earth, Ugly Alert, Kings Daughter Soo Baek Hyang, My One and Only, Person Who Gives Happiness
Time Travel: Queen In-hyun's Man, Deserving of the Name, Rooftop Prince, Nine: 9 Times Time Travel, Tunnel
Food: Fermentation Family, Gourmet
Ghosts: Master's Sun, Who Are You? (2013)
Law: I Hear Your Voice, Scale of Providence
School: School 2013, Angry Mom,
Business: Hot Blood, Into the Flames
Political: Assembly, Jing Bi Rok (also Historical), Korean Peninsula
War: Road No.1, Comrades, Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War
Other: Defendant, Save Me, The Equator Man, Bachelor's Vegetable Store, Autumn's Concerto, Ti Amo Chocolate, Triangle, Cloud Stairs, Plus 9 Boys, Healer, My Rosy Life, Over the Rainbow
I for some reason really like Seo In Guk's forearms ^_^ -weird I know, but I can't help it- Happened when I watched him in 'I Remember You' drama - I kept looking at his forearms XD
I like just about any genre (except for: horror, sitcom's, mature content, affairs, too much slice of life stuff, vampires & over the top gross me out comedy) - I like: Historical, Crime, Detective, Romance, Comedy, Melodrama, Makjang, Family, Business, Food, Period, Tragic, Action, Music, Martial Arts, Investigation, Thriller, Law, Suspense, Drama & Fantasy (as long as it's not too fake). Eye appeal is my first instinct on picking a drama though - the actors have too look good ;) or If the cover photo looks good I may watch it or if the title sounds intriguing - if it has none of these I am unlikely to watch it...I also go by reviews from time to time - if there are a lot of negative review or comments I will tend to pass the drama by. (I don't like wasting my time on something that isn't worth it). Sometimes I'll watch a drama simply b/c a certain actor/actress is in it - if I don't really like it I'll skip watch it and if I do like it I might watch the whole thing (lots of the time I skip the older adults scenes as they can get to be repetitive and boring (not to mention the wives hysterics).
Favorite Korean Actors:
Park Hae Jin Lee Je Hoon Park Bo Gum Kim Jaejoong
Yook Sung Jae Song Il Guk Yoo Ah In So Ji Sub
Park Hyung Shik Ok Taecyeon Lee Seung Gi Lee Sang Yoon
Lee Sang Woo Lee Jun Ki Kim Young Kwang Kim Jae Won
Kim Tae Hoon Kim Suk Hoon Jo Dong Hyeok Choi Soo Jong
Ji Soo Ji Chang Wook Seo Jun Yeong Ahn Jae Wook
Hwang Jeong Min Jung Jae Young Song Seung Hun Kim Rae Won
Lee Sang Yeob Dong Ha Ahn Nae Sang Choi Chul Ho
Favorite Korean Actresses:
Lee Tae Ran Song Hye Kyo Seo Ji Hye Park Shin Hye
Moon Chae Won Park Min Young Eugene Jo Yoon Hee
Han Ji Hye Kim Hyun Joo Kim Hee Sun Han Eun Jeong
I LOVE this song by Lee Seung Chul - "Just Like That" is the title - I'm addicted to it lately ^_^
I don't understand Variety Shows, so I don't watch them....
Favorite Japanese Dramas: I might watch more if they had English Titles...
Akai Ito, Tatta Hituso No Koi, Hana Yori Dango, Life, Nobunaga Concerto, Ouroboros,
Favorite American TV Series:
Once Upon a Time, Scarecrow & Mrs.King, Remington Steele, MacGyver, Walker Texas Ranger, V.I.P, Early Edition, Touched By An Angel, Hunter, Growing Pains, The Cosby Show, Charles In Charge, The Facts of Life, Little House on the Prairie, Knight Rider, Relic Hunter, Adventure Inc., The Waltons, Diff'rent Strokes, Wildfire, Full House, I Love Lucy, Chips, 21 Jumpstreet, Bonanza, Flash Gordon (2007), Mutant X S03, Promised Land, Sue Thomas F.B.Eye, Doc., Young Blades....
Favorite American Movies:
While You Were Sleeping #1, Lassie (1994 Paramount) #2, Everything You Want #3, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers #4, Undercover Angel #5, Fireproof #6, Pride & Prejudice #7, Percy Jackson, Cinderella Story, Rags, Shiloh, God's NOT Dead, Facing the Giants, Raise Your Voice, Lizzie McGuire movie, Perfect Man, Jane Eyre, Mansfield Park, Pilgrims Progress, Bells of Innocence, Pamela's Prayer, the Four Feathers (heath ledger one), Beastly, September Dawn, High School Musical 1, Overcome, Waiting for Forever, Something to Sing About, The Miracle Worker (Disney), Air Bud series, The Good Son, Killers, Rodgers & Hamerstein's Cinderella (Brandy), Annie (Disney), It Takes Two, White Fang, Rose Hill, the Rouge Stallion, Road to Redemption, the Miracle of the Cards, Bride & Prejudice...
Favorite English Singers:
Richard Marx, Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR), David Meece, David Cassidy, Beegees, Carpenters,
David Huff, Dream Street, Jaeson Ma, Westlife, Billy Ocean, Rick Astley
Favorite English/American Actors:
Richard Geere, Hilary Duff, Amanda Bynes, Ashley Olsen, Kirk Cameron, Candace Cameron Bure, Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Michael Landon, Chuck Norris, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Nancy McKeon, Roma Downey, Shirley Temple, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Jennifer Anniston, Nick Zano, ... (I don't follow these actors like I do Asian actors though - but if I see a drama with them in it I'll check to see what it's about and if then it appeals to me I'll watch it).
How I rate dramas:
- Also my personal enjoyment has a lot to do with my final ratings - I rarely go by just cinematography or otherwise - the characters have to win me over first; and the drama needs to end in a way that satisfies me or my final rating will drop from what I initially had in mind. As in a couple I wanted together fails to get together in the end for some reason (most hated is b/c of another couple that never deserved to get together and ended up ruining my couples chance at happiness a.k.a 'Give Love Away' & 'Endless Love' - my rating for those 2 dramas in particular dropped way down b/c of those endings.) -
10.0: Amazing! Masterpiece!
3.5-3.0: Gosh, chincha? (lol, love that remark ;))
2.5-20: Skip It!
1.5-1.0: Away from the keyboard puking :>
^I got this rating system from another chingu - I agreed with it so much I asked if I could use it myself ;)
I used to use my On-hold list for dramas I was watching but then got behind on and lost interest but still planned on continuing them at some point - but now I use it for dramas I plan to watch soon after the ones I am currently watching ;) and I have more than likely watched at least the first episode - so I know I want to watch them ;)
Park Hae Jin (nose, scars, voice, eyes, hands) I REALLY like PHJ <3 He's SO SMEXY <3
Anyone who likes Korean music - classics and new then I highly recommend watching Immortal Songs2 where the singers "remake" legends songs and sing LIVE onstage - and the audience decides who wins <3
Song So Hee
Im Tae Kyung
Hong Kyung Min
Poppin Hyun Joon & Park Aeri
||Seo Moon Tak|
^Just a few of my favorite singers from IS2 <3